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Good Schools Guide

"Throughout our tour we were repeatedly struck by the passion and energy of the teachers, especially in the creative subjects. A great design technology department with all the modern equipment you would expect but also hanging on to more traditional skills such as welding. One pupil, recently arrived from another school, said, ‘It’s great, here we actually make useful things.’ There is a strong academic element as well with the head of department enthusing about the ethics of brutalist architecture. Pupils seeking career inspiration look no further, there is an impressive display of alumnae who have gone on to careers in engineering, architecture, design and marketing. 

Giggleswick has always had a great deal to offer with its extremely broad curriculum, dedicated staff and superb facilities all in a magnificent setting, ideal for the outdoor and sports enthusiast. With its renewed focus on academic excellence, inclusivity and strong pastoral care we think this is definitely a school to watch."

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"Full of northern charm with a healthy dose of northern grit, this happy co-ed is presided over by new head Sam Hart; and it is reported that 'all his changes have been for the better'."

Talk Education

"A holistic school with the pupil firmly placed at the centre of everything it does, Giggleswick gets its results through an adherence to strong values. The ‘throw yourself in’ attitude helps children find their passions and grow in confidence, with exemplary pastoral care making that journey safe and supported. The new head Mr Hart, with his relaxed, friendly style and strong belief in respect and high standards, will no doubt only galvanise the school’s reputation for nurturing happy, well-balanced all-rounders ready to take on the world."

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